Titus County, Texas

The Titus County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Mount Pleasant.


The County is located in northeast Texas, in the north about 30 miles from Oklahoma and in the northeast about 15 miles from Arkansas. It has an area of 1103 square kilometers, of which 39 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Red River County, Morris County, Camp County and Franklin County.


Titus County was formed in 1846 from parts of Bowie County. It was named for Andrew Jackson Titus, a lawyer and farmer.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Titus County 28 118 people in 9,552 households and 7,154 families. The population density was 26 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 70.15 percent White, 10.70 percent Black or African American, 0.58 percent Native American, 0.43 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 16.42 percent from other races groups; 1.71 percent were descended from two or more races. 28.31 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 9,552 households out of which 39.1 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 59.0 percent were married couples living together, 11.4 percent were single mothers and 25.1 percent were non-families. 22.1 percent of all households and 11.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.36 persons.

30.3 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.8 percent between 18 and 24, 28.0 percent between 25 and 44, 19.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 12.5 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94 men.

The median income for a household was $ 32,452, and the median income for a family was $ 37,390. Males have a median income of $ 26,466, women $ 18,238. The per capita income was $ 15,501. 14.9 percent of families and 18.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Argo
  • Cooksville
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Winfield